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in our district, like the Sjoberg's and Oman's.
Dad had a crusher with a one cylinder engine and would go from farmer to farmer or they came to our place to get grain crushed. He also sawed wood in the district and once almost sawed a finger off, too.
At our house, there alway seemed to be Danish im migrants, some I remember were Knut Sorensen, Chris Larson, Emil Larson (who later became one of the family). In the fall of 1945, mother and dad sold the farm and moved to Minnedosa where dad returned to painting and carpentry work and later became caretaker of the Minnedosa United Church.
Mother took in boarders, some were high school students, country schools only taught to grade 8.
Dad and mother could speak Danish and again Danish immigrants seeking employment in Minnedosa became their boarders. Three that come to mind are; Kris Sand, Leo Jensen and Ken Williamsen, all who worked at the People's Co-operative Creamery.
Mother enjoyed knitting, sewing and crocheting. In May, 1962, mother and dad celebrated their 50th wed ding anniversary. On February 25, 1965, mother passed away. In July of the same year, dad moved to the Legion Gardens. Due to failing health, in 1975, he took residence in the Personal Care Home, where he resided until his death on June 7, 1980. They are buried in Minnedosa Cemetery.
Arthur, the oldest, helped his dad on the farm, did a lot of trapping, cut and hauled wood 15 miles to Min nedosa. He joined the army in the Second World War and served in England, Belgium, Germany and Holland. While stationed in Holland, he met his wife, Maria Helthuis. They came back to Canada and lived in Minnedosa where Arthur worked on the C.P.R. until his health forbade him to continue and he did carpenter work for sometime after that. In January, 1982, they moved to Edmonton. They have two sons, Marvin and his wife Mavis (Trott) of Edmonton. Brian and his wife Bonnie of Elgin, Illinois, U.S.A., and two grandsons.
Edith married Emil Larsen. (refer to Larson, Emil and Edith).
Helen married Fred Sillen. (refer to Sillen, Fred and Helen).
Mildred married William Lucas of Lomond, Alberta, on July 23, 1940 at the United Church Manse in Clan william by Rev. T .A. Payne. They have four children; Linda Booth, teacher at Milo, Alberta and she has one son Kevin; Ronald (single) farms in the Vulcan district; Delmar and his wife Janie farm the home farm in the Lomond district and they have three children; Jan-Dell, Corrie and Noel; Marlin and his wife Patti live in Brooks, Alberta and is with the oil field hauling and they have three children. They farmed from 1940-1974. Three years of this time, Bill spent with the armed forces in Canada and overseas, which time Mildred spent in Minnedosa. In June, 1974, they sold their farm to son Delmar and moved to Vulcan, Alberta to retire.
Mabel married Harry Korberg. (refer to Korberg, Harry and Mabel).
Harold moved with dad and mother to Minnedosa in 1945. He joined the Dragoon's and later joined the army and lived in different places in Canada as well as Ger-
The Frederickson Family. Edith Larsen, Helen Si//en, Mildred Lucas, Arthur Frederickson. Seated: Harold Frederickson and Mabel Korberg.
many and Cyprus. He retired from army life in August, 1980 and now make their home in Calgary. He married Irene McGowan of Kingston, Ontario. They have four children, all in Calgary; Linda (single), Gail (Meakling) and her husband Lome, Raymond and Danny both single. They have two granddaughters. Survivors as of 1983, are six children, eighteen grandchildren and twenty great -grandchildren.
Gisli Freeman was an immigrant from Iceland, one of the few of that nationality to ever make his home in this area. His wife had come from Jamtland, Sweden. Gisli homesteaded S.W. 30-17-17W on July, 1897 and received title on May II, 1901.
He was an active lay minister in the Hilltop Baptist Church and would go to other parts of the district to hold Sunday School. He also travelled to Icelandic settlements to hold services in their native tongue. The Hilltop church is located on his land and he and his wife are buried in the cemetery there.
For many years after the death of his mother, Mrs.
August Erickson, they gave Alex Erickson a home.
The world is full of problems But here's the happy news All other problems vanish The day you wear tight shoes.